Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Social Insurance Number (SIN)  is required for anyone that wants to work and be paid in Canada.  Understand  employer’s role of requesting SIN .  

Check related information on IRCC website for the procedure on applying for a SIN for working off-campus.

Applying for a SIN

International students applying for a SIN require a permit that confirms their right to work. The options are:

    • a work permit; or,
    • a study permit that includes conditions allowing work on and/or off-campus

Students who have study permits without these conditions must either apply for a new study permit or request an amendment to their current permit.

  • Applying for a new permit:   If the conditions were correct when the permit was issued ( eg.  Excluding off-campus work for English-language students), it will be necessary to apply for a new permit .  
  • Requesting an amendment: If the conditions were wrong when the permit was issued ( eg.  Excluding work for a student in a post-secondary degree program) an amendment can be requested.    
    • Amendment applications  must include the original offer of acceptance  used in the application for the current study permit AND  current confirmation of enrolment .  
    • There is no fee for an amendment request.  
    • See  IRCC details about applying for an amendment  

You can also reach out to our office at isa@brocku.ca should you need additional clarification

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes! SIN applications are currently accepted online as well as by mail. Find out how to apply here .

Yes! Brock International Services invites Service Canada officers to deliver eSIN application workshop virtually on a regular basis.

Please follow our upcoming events on ExperienceBU and register!